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make up for sth

phrasal verb with make uk   us   /meɪk/ verb (made, made)
B2 to take the ​place of something ​lost or ​damaged or to compensate for something ​bad with something good: No ​amount of ​money can make up for the ​death of a ​child. This year's good ​harvest will make up for last year's ​bad one. [+ -ing verb] He ​bought me ​dinner to make up for being so late the ​day before.

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(Definition of make up for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make up for sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 补偿,弥补…
in Turkish telafi etmek, gidermek, iş görmek…
in Russian возмещать ущерб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 補償,彌補…
in Polish wynagrodzić coś, zrekompensować coś…
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